Corn Snake Animal Pictures

P. guttatus

Corn snake on a white background

Classic corn snake on a white background
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Corn snakes are possibly named for the pattern on their belly scales that looks like maize.

Best Pet Snakes
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Corn snakes are constrictors, wrapping themselves around prey to squeeze and subdue it before swallowing it whole.

two juvenile corn snakes coiled together on woodchips

Two juvenile corn snakes
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Corn snakes are one of the most popular pet snake species because they're easy for beginners to handle.

snake eggs on woodchips with hatchlings.

Cornsnakes hatching
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This is one of the most commonly bred pets.